BOARD DISMISSES APPEAL AGAINST SENIOR SCHOOLS The Board of Education have dismissed the appeal made against the two Catholic senior schools for North and South Bristol.
A letter to this effect from Mgr. William Lee, Bishop of Clifton, was read in all churches in the diocese yesterday It stated "that the Board of Education nave decided in favour of the two proposed new Roman Catholic public elementary schools, each for about 320 senior children, at North Bristol and South Bristol, and accordingly the appeal made against these proposals under Section 18 of the Education Act, 1921, is hereby dis
missed . . and that the requirements of Section 8 (4) of the Education Act, 1936, are duly fulfilled in respect of these proposals."
The Bishop added that in thanksgiving for this and other favours received during the past year he asked that the Te Deum be sung at Banediction on Sunday evening.
OBJECTIONS TO HAGLEY SCHEME At a meeting of Kidderminster Education Committee, held on Tuesday, December 20, a letter from the Board of Education was read which approved the proposed Catholic Senior School at Hagley.
To this scheme there is much local opposition for the obvious reason that after making a substantial contribution to the capital expenditure, Kidderminster will have to face a railway bill for transport of the children to Hagley of about f2 17s. a child per annum.
There was a long discussion.
The Mayor suggested calling the parish priest into consultation, and finally it was decided that the chairman should approach the County Director of Education.
A MINOR SENSATION IN SCHOLASTIC CIRCLES
A minor sensation has been caused in Glasgow scholastic circles by the announcement that enrolments for the 1939 session at St. Raclin; Advanced Central School exceed accommodation. Opened a very few years ago, St. Roch's is one of the largest schools in the city, specially designed to accommodate the growing number of Catholic schoolchildren in the thickly populated eastern area.
This is another example of how, in Scotland, the education authorities, despite valiant efforts, are finding it impossible to keep pace with Catholic educational requirements.
As a temporary measure to overcome the difficulty at St. Roch's the Glasgow Education Committee has decided to accommodate surplus scholars in the nearby Catholic school, St. Aloysius, Springburn. To provide rooms for the " invaders " special Classes in St. Aloysius' will be transferred to a nonCatholic school In the district where there is plenty of space to spare.
ALTERATION AT OLD GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL TO BE COMMENCED
The L.C.C. have already approved a grant of 75 per cent, towards the cost of adapting the premises of the former Clapham High School for Girls as a Catholic Senior School.
The new school is to accommodate 360, and the necessary alterations are to be prciceeded with in the near future.
A.R.P. CHIEF PRESENTS PRIZES AT CONVENT
Commander W. J. M. Spens, Finchley's A.R.P. Officer, distributed the prizes at the senior girls' prizegiving at St. Michael's Convent School, Finchley, recently.
The Chairman of the Governors, the Rev. Clement H. Parsons, said that there had been an increase in pupils, and a site had been cleared at the back of the conservatory in order to erect an additional building for the junior department.
This scheme was deferred owing to the crisis, but it was hoped to recommence it in the near future.
The entertainment which preceded the prize-giving included pieces from the clausIcs in English, French and Latin.
NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR COWLEY In accordance with Section 18 of the Education Act, 1921, it is proposed to provide a new public elementary school for about 160 senior children at Cowley, Oxford.
The new school will be conducted as a voluntary school, or school not provided for by the local educational authority under conditions prescribed in Section 29 of the Act, and religious instruction will be given in school hours in accordance with the provisions of Section 27 of the Act.
ART MISTRESS HONOURED
St. Bernard's Convent was some little time back in the news as having won, for the fourth time, the Grundy Challenge Shield of the Royal Drawing Society,
The art mistress who was largely responsible for this success was recently made an Honorary Member of the society.
She is Miss M. T. Walters, and is a daughter of the well-known Catholic architect, the late Frederick Walters, who was responsible for Buckfast Abbey among other famous buildings.
REORGANISATION PLANS ALMOST COMPLETE The Nottingham Education Committee, at their meeting on Wednesday, December 21, approved a 75 per cent. grant towards the cost of a new mixed Catholic Senior School in Nottingham to accommodate 500 to 520 children.
When the new school is erectedprobably on a site it is hoped to acquire in Carlton Road-the whole of the Roman Catholic Schools in the city will be reorganised with the exception of St. Catharine's.
Mr J. E. Mitchell said he entirely agreed with the report of the elementary schools sub-committee, but as they were acting in such a generous manner, especially to a religious authority, he thought they should receive plans when they were completed and a report on how the money was to be expended.
QUESTION OF TRANSPORT
Alderman W. Hails (the chairman) said plans would have to be submitted and approved. He added that 50 per cent. of the required sum would, of course, be contributed by the Board of Education.
Mr J. Willbery raised the question of transport, and pointed out that some of the children would have to walk `two miles to school.
It was decided to adopt the report and defer the question of transport until such time as it should arise.
FURNITURE. OLD OR NEW?
Chesterfield's new Catholic school is nearing completion, and at a recent meeting of the Education Committee the question of furnishing was raised by the chairman.
It was, he said, their responsibility. Some furniture was to be taken from other classrooms, and the total amount of furniture required was valued at £373 7s. ed.
Alderman .1. S. Spencer disagreed with the using up of old furniture.
It was explained that the furniture to be used from other rooms would consist of desks which were almost new and that there was no question of anything shoddy about it.
The following Catholics at the University of Oxford have received permission to supplicate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
By the Board of the Faculty of Modern History: Count Roberto Weiss, 13.A., St. Catherine's Society, for a thesis on "Humanism in England during the fifteenth century to 1485," and E. E. Williams, B.A., St. Catherine's Society for " Economic Aspects of the Abolition of the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery."
By the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences: E. P. Abraham, B.A., the Queen's College, for "Some Substituted Peptides" and "Experiments in Lysozyme."
For the degree of Bachelor of Letters, by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature: K. C. B. Allott, St. Edmund Hall, for " An edition of the poetical works of William Habington, with a critical introduction."
In the examination for the Ireland and Craven Scholarships, the Rev. V. G. Turner, S.J., Campion Hall, though failing to secure an award. was Officially commended by the examiners for his work.
A. H. James (Ampleforti) lies been elected to a Millard Scholarship for Natural Science to Trinity College, Oxford.